Peanuts!!! (W/ Q-View)

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by isucyclone, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. isucyclone

    isucyclone Fire Starter

    I have read several threads on here about smoking nuts. Decided to make a go for it today! Used this recipe from Scarbelly as a guide. 

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/96021/spicy-and-sweet-smoked-nuts

    I used dry roasted peanuts and prepared them as follows.

    2 TBS Margerine
    5-6 cups peanuts
    1 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/3 Cup Tabasco
    1/4 Tsp Paprika (didn't have Chipotle Powder)
     

    Heat margerine in skillet and add peanuts. Toss to coat. Add Brown Sugar, Tabasco and Paprika. Once sugar is melted, add remaining ingredients:

    1 Tsp Dry Mustard
    1 Tsp Chili Powder
    1 1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
    1 Tsp Cayanne Pepper
    1/4 Cup Honey  

    I then simmered everything for about 10 minutes (stirring constantly) and spread them on racks. I made these racks today with $2.99 worth of screen from the hardware store and some scrap wood thanks to an idea I saw on the forums!

    Into the Masterbuild Dual fuel with hickory chunks.  I plan to leave them in for 3-4 hours.  Will post results later tonight!


    Ingredients ready for action.


    In the skillet.  Had to taste a few, had some heat with the Tabasco, but tasted good already!


    On the racks, ready to go in the smoker.


    Once I get this smoker set, it holds really well!


    Hickory Chunks


    Now I have to wait and watch USA Soccer!!!!

    Thanks for looking,

    Chris
     
  2. isucyclone

    isucyclone Fire Starter

    Well, I got busy around the house yesterday and didn't get a picture of the final product. Unfortunately, the sugar on the nuts got burnt a little in the smoker. My wife and I took the dog for a walk and got to talking to a neighbor so the nuts ended up being on longer than I wanted.  The flavor is good but not great I would say.  Overall a good experiment, I think next time I will try simply try a blend of spices rather than the sugars like I did this time.
     
  3. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Hey man at least you're triying new things, I respect that! Great job on the racks too!

    Did they take on a fair bit of smoke?
     
  4. isucyclone

    isucyclone Fire Starter

    Thanks! They did take on a nice amount of smoke. And honestly, I think they taste better today after sitting over night. Only about half of them were burnt, I brought a little baggie of the good ones to work today. Just started snacking on them was pleasantly surprised!

     
  5. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Them look great, gave me a good idea on the racks with my q mats 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     

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